Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner
Oil tanker with 22 Indian crewmen missing off Benin

By News Express on 05/02/2018

Views: 748

•Missing oil tanker, Marine Express
•Missing oil tanker, Marine Express

i

An oil tanker with a crew of 22 Indian nationals is missing in the Gulf of Guinea off Benin in West Africa.

There has been no contact with the Panama-registered Marine Express since Thursday.

The incident occurred less than a month after another vessel was taken by pirates in the same area.

The International Maritime Bureau said the Benin navy was searching for the Marine Express, which is carrying 13,500 tonnes of gasoline.

In January, a ship was hijacked in the same area but was released six days later when a ransom was paid.

Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said her government was working with authorities in the region.

The ship is managed by Hong Kong-based Anglo-Eastern.

The BBC’s Will Ross says that Africa's most dangerous waters used to be off Somalia but, after the deployment of international warships, the situation there has improved.

There are now more attacks in West Africa - more than one a week in 2017. (BBC)

 

Source News Express

Posted 05/02/2018 03:12:17 AM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Nigeria’s $8.1bn demand casts doubts over MTN’s Nigeria...

FG finetunes whistle-blower scheme on illegal weapons

Senators get formal notice of Buhari’s sick leave,...

Dickson mourns Ogbemudia, Adebayo

News Express introduces 2 new features, as popular...

Buhari reassures Niger Delta leaders, hints at possible...

Anambra 2017: Go and fish for new members,...

5 oil marketers banned from supplying aviation fuel...

Police arrest rapists through DNA match

Group demands establishment of Igbo radio for traders...

Customs names 6 Acting Deputy Comptrollers-General, 8 ACGs...

Unremitted oil $billions: We never cleared Petroleum Minister,...

 

Latest News 2023: Miyetti Allah tips Umahi for president Evil houseboy kills boss, 89-year-old mother in Lagos US Green Card: EFCC slams 12-count charge on American for defrauding 3 Nigerians of $1.2m Gunman in police net after shooting 7 horse riders in Kano Ghanaian varsity sacks Nigerian professor over alleged “unethical” remarks South East states safest in Nigeria, Ohanaeze tells UK Senate President withdraws appointment of media aide Rumbling in Edo House of Assembly as history repeats itself I won’t forgive INEC for initial postponement of 2019 polls – Oshiomhole Confusion as 2 Speakers emerge in Bauchi House of Assembly Applicant docked for allegedly abducting 17-year-old girl for sex Imo youths threaten to shut down oil firm over neglect

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (495,313 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (425,896 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (365,800 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (312,345 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (276,629 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (244,255 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (234,320 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (216,194 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (213,429 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (204,742 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (184,810 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (184,068 views)

 

NNPC 2019 National Science Quiz Competition

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (94) Business & Economy (4,319) Business Verdict (74) Columnists (1,054) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (209) Entertainment (624) Features (763) Global Business Monitor (380) ICT Monitor (53) International (3,609) Interview (184) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (162) Maggie's Blog (305) News (47,565) Opinion (1,263) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,047) Religion (1,026) Sports (2,046) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera